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SGOMA Remembers the 1st Anniversary of the Blessed Repose of PCF Serge Kropov, USMC December 20, 2010

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Private First Class Serge Kropov, USMC

Born: July 28, 1988 in Moscow, Russia
Killed in the line of duty: Dec. 20, 2009, in Bastion, Afghanistan
Interment: Monastery of St. Tikhon of Zadonsk Cemetery, South Canaan, PA

Brief Bio:

Private First Class Serge Kropov, of Hawley, Pa., was killed Sunday, Dec. 20, 2009, in Bastion, Afghanistan.

Born July 28, 1988, in Moscow, Russia, he was a son of Igor and Allison (Alevtina) Kropov.

He was a military career man who served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He served in the military Tour of Iraq and the military Tour of Afghanistan. Kropov was assigned to a Marine aircraft group based at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, which is near San Diego, California.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Sergey and Nina Kropov; and his maternal grandparents, Anna and Vladimir Patrusheva. Surviving, in addition to his parents, is his sister, Anna Kropov.

Funeral Services with full military honors were held at  the Monastery Church of St. Tikhon of Zadonsk, South Canaan, PA, with His Grace, Bishop Tikhon, officiating. Interment followed in the Monastery Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Monastery.

A Panikhida will be offered by the Saint George Orthodox Military Association on the 1st Anniversary – December 20, 2010

Memory Eternal!  Vichnaja Pamjat!

Former U.S.N. Chaplain reposes in the Lord July 27, 2010

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Former U.S.N. Chaplain, the Very Rev. Fr. Matthew B. MacKay fell asleep in the Lord on July 26, 2010, in Houston, TX. Fr. Mathew served as a Chaplain at/on: Naval Military Chaplain, Norfolk, VA. USS John F. Kennedy, 1992-1993; Iwakuni, Japan. USMC Air Base Chapel, 1989-1992.

Fr. Mathew also served in the USMC, at Camp Pendleton, CA.  as a 1st Lt., in the Artillery, 1979-1983

Fr. Mathew was also a Graduate of the Citadel (The Military College of South Carolina).

Please keep his family and friends in your prayers. You can find out more information about Fr. Mathew by going to his parishes web-page Click Here

SGOMA will post more information as it becomes available.

Memory Eternal!